In Tulum, all of the rivers are underground. This makes this the perfect location for a specialized type of diving called cenote diving. Although drift diving is a possibility here, many people travel to this destination specifically for the cenotes, which most of the dive centers in the area specialize in.
You'll find 7 dive services, a variety of dive shops, and at least 9 different dive sites to choose from.
The dive shops worth considering are summarized down below.
|Acuatic Tulum||(984) 106-9186||Central Tulum|
|Kay Op Dive Shop||--||0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum|
|MexiDivers||(984) 807-8805||2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum|
|Xibalba Dive Shop||--||Central Tulum|
If you're ready to take the plunge, you might want to check with Scuba Tulum. Specializing in cenote diving, this center offers PADI training and daily dives that take no more than four guests out for an excursion at a time. They are located in the heart of Tulum.
Another good option is Dive Tulum Main. With 20 years of experience, Dive Tulum offers a team of highly trained professional divers who specialize in cave diving but can work with visitors at all levels of training to create the perfect scuba package for your needs. You can call them at (984) 876-2367.
A third option is Blue Experience. The center has selected a total of 18 different sites in the area that they frequent, ranging from 30 to 100 feet deep so no matter what you're skill level, they are able to accommodate your dive needs. They're found within the heart of Tulum.
Check the table just below to obtain information about area dive operators.
|Blue Experience||(984) 116-3185||Central Tulum|
|Dive Tulum Main||(984) 876-2367||Central Tulum|
|Easy Chango Dive Shop||--||Central Tulum|
|Halocline Dive Shop||--||Central Tulum|
|Lucky Fish||--||5.7 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum|
|Scuba Tulum||--||Central Tulum|
Take a minute to read this table to get a feel for the typical cost of dive services in this area.
|Offering Type||Low Rate||High Rate|
|Discover Scuba||$ 85.0||$ 100.0|
|Double Tank Dive||$ 95.0||$ 135.0|
|Night Dive||$ 80.0||$ 110.0|
|Open Water Certification||$ 375.0||$ 450.0|
|Single Tank Dive||$ 65.0||$ 85.0|
A few key facts concerning some of the area's dive sites are provided in the chart below.
|Good||Open Water / CMAS *||29.9||20.2741333333||-87.4862166667|
|Very Good||Open Water / CMAS *||45.9||20.3250920684||-87.3907196997|
|Good||Open Water / CMAS *||49.2||20.2464666667||-87.4640333333|
|Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||183.7||20.3447833333||-87.4217333333|
For more information concerning snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both beginners and experienced divers, check out this extensive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.
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